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Practice Journal and Playing Test Information

To be updated for 2015/16 shortly!

  Progress assessments will either be in the form of practice journals or playing tests. We may have one or the other, or both during a given grading period.
  For practice journals, please answer each of the questions on your practice journal in writing, and hand it in, on paper or digitally (see instructions on the journal), by the day it is due. Keep it in your folder, so you don’t lose it. Turning practice journals in is required, and graded. Share your answers and thoughts with your orchestra classmates; doing so can help each other’s progress!
  Remember, if it is challenging to find practice time at home, you can come for practice help after school, or during SSS (ask Mr. Hakim for a pass during orchestra rehearsal). You can also ask Mr. Hakim any questions you have at any time. HAVE FUN! PLAY ON!

Below is the latest playing test information and excerpts, a blank copy of the latest practice journal, and attached as a file further below is the rubric we will often use for playing tests. The playing test information and rubric are also available on Canvas.

EMS 6th Grade Orchestra Playing Test - Quarter 3 - 2014-15

EMS 7th/8th Grade Orchestra Playing Test - Quarter 3 - 2014-15

EMS Practice Journal - Quarter 1 - 2014/15

Michael Hakim,
May 9, 2013, 7:01 AM